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History and Heritage

There was a time when one’s heritage and culture was repressed in school.  As time passed, many places realized that it was important not to…

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A Museum That Share the Heritage of Its People

This museum tells of the heritage of a people…but one of the most striking things to me is the ability to make something out of…

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Inside A Silo

You can find plenty of silos in South Dakota, but there are only two of this type still around.  We’ll take you to a silo…

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The Cold War

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space in the late 1950s, it put the U.S. on notice that the realm of outer space was…

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The Other Minutemen

The first minutemen where the soldiers at Lexington and Concord – those who fired those shots heard ‘round the world.  About two centuries later there…

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A Community Valuing Those Who Passed Through

It was a tremendous meal that had to be prepared, every day, for about three years.  And it was all provided free of charge by…

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A Stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota

When the Unites States when to war in the 1940, thousands of troops began to criss-cross the country headed to Europe or perhaps headed west…

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The Carousel City

Bob Ketterling never set out to be famous or have others recognize his deeds.  He just wanted to do something nice for his community.  But…

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Bob Had a Secret

Bob had a secret.  Not a bad secret, but a secret nonetheless from his childhood.  When his wife learned what it was, she found crowds…

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An Unusual Museum

When you pull up to this small building, you may be surprised to learn that people are making detours just to see what’s inside.  In…

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Knowledgeable About Vinegar

It’s a product you can find named in the Bible and in ancient texts.  However, it’s something that is familiar yet unknown to most of…

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Putting the Town on the Map

Lawrence Diggs is not you average citizen.  If he seemed out-of-place here, he certainly wasn’t for long as the residents of this community of under…

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Poker Alice

She was simply known as Poker Alice.  She was an expert card player who used to begin each game by proclaiming, ““Praise the Lord and…

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Rapid City’s Historical Museum

Today we say hello to our listeners on KOTA in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Residents there know of an amazing local museum that tells the…

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The Discovery of Black Hills Gold

Perhaps you’ve heard of Black Hills gold.  Its discovery rapidly changed life in today’s western South Dakota… SharePrintEmail

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The Homestead of Lawrence Welk

His music entertained millions of listeners both over the radio and later via TV.  Today we head to his homestead on the plains of North…

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Time to Make the Donuts

What’s the first thing a father teaches his son about being a good businessman?  How to make donuts of course!  It’s one of the most…

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Disassociation with Wall, South Dakota

If you’ve heard of Wall, South Dakota then you’ve heard of Wall Drug.  But there was a time when a young man from that small…

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Offering A Drink of Water

If someone is thirsty you might offer them something to drink.  What seems commonplace served as a business inspiration that brought customers in droves.  The…

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Putting Down Roots for a New Business

The Depression was in full swing and a young family was looking for a place to put down roots and begin a new business.  It…

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